Category: World War Ii

  • Download E-books Ghost Division: The 11th "Gespenster" Panzer Division and the German Armored Force in World War II PDF

    Nicknamed the "Ghost department" as a result of its pace and behavior of turning up the place its enemies least anticipated, the German eleventh Panzer department wreaked havoc within the East and West in international battle II, enjoying a pivotal position in a few of the largest engagements, together with Barbarossa, Stalingrad, Kursk, and the West.

  • Detailed reconstruction of the eleventh Panzer Division's wartime exploits
  • Explores the position performed by way of the German Wehrmacht's panzer strength in the course of international struggle II, its tactical prowess, and tenacity of its soldiers
  • Draws on archival assets in addition to interviews and correspondence with veterans
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  • Download E-books Germany's Eastern Front Allies (2): Baltic Forces (v. 2) PDF

    The Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - loved a short independence among the realm Wars sooner than being annexed through the USSR in 1940 in the course of global battle II. the bleak adventure of Soviet career made it inevitable that when the German invasion of Russia in 1941 they'd struggle beside the Wehrmacht as allies opposed to the purple military whereas consistently hoping for restored independence. That wish used to be beaten back in 1944-45; but 'Forest Brother' guerrillas persisted to struggle opposed to hopeless odds for years after the second one Soviet profession. This striking tale is illustrated right here with infrequent pictures, insignia charts, tables of devices and distinctive uniform plates.
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  • Download E-books 6536: Battles of Smolensk & Roslavl 1941 PDF

    * an intensive exam of the Battles of Smolensk and Roslavl, full of images exhibiting infantrymen of the Heeresgruppe Mitte The invasion of Russia in June 1941, Operation Barbarossa, used to be a big affair. It concerned round three million German infantrymen divided into one hundred and five infantry and 32 panzer divisions. at the beginning, the German attack knifed via Russian resistance, and large numbers of purple military infantrymen have been surrounded. This quantity by way of Hans Seidler is brimming with black and white images exhibiting infantrymen from Heeresgruppe Mitte. the point of interest is at the Battles of Smolensk and Roslavl, conflicts that readers will not be extraordinarily conversant in. the town of Smolensk commanded the path to the Russian capital of Moscow, and as German forces closed in on it, Russian forces introduced a counterattack. This ended in a wide conflict in early July 1941. notwithstanding, the German juggernaut couldn't be halted, and Smolensk ultimately fell on sixteen July, with part 1000000 enemy infantrymen stuck within the Smolensk pocket. quickly after this, common Guderian sought to defeat Soviet forces additional east round the city of Roslavl. He introduced a unexpected and strong assault on 1 August, and inside days town was once taken. those dual battles have been one of the such a lot decisive and swiftest of all German successes at the japanese entrance. The sharply reproduced images within the booklet exhibit squaddies all for the aforementioned struggling with. each one picture is definitely captioned with pertinent information about uniform and gear. the center-piece of the ebook is 4 color plates through the illustrator Dmitriy Zgonnik. those photographs express squaddies in regular costume as they struggle the purple military, with special rationalization given approximately their gear and get dressed. this can be a such a lot informative paintings on a situation and interval that's not good lined in different volumes in regards to the German military, and it'll offer an invaluable reference for heritage buffs in addition to army modellers.
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  • Download E-books One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II PDF

    By M. Todd Bennett

    Global struggle II coincided with cinema's golden age. videos now thought of classics have been created at a time while both sides within the warfare have been coming to achieve the good energy of renowned movies to inspire the hundreds. via multinational study, One international, massive Screen finds how the Grand Alliance--Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States--tapped Hollywood's extraordinary strength to slash the space and bridge the diversities that separated them. The Allies, M. Todd Bennett indicates, strategically manipulated cinema so one can advertise the concept that the United international locations used to be a family members of countries joined by means of blood and affection.
    Bennett revisits Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, Flying Tigers, and different normal videos that, he argues, helped win the warfare and the peace by means of enhancing Allied cohesion and reworking the yank worldview. heavily reading movie, diplomatic correspondence, propagandists' logs, and picture studio documents present in the USA, the uk, and the previous Soviet Union, Bennett rethinks conventional scholarship on global conflict II international relations via reading the ways in which Hollywood and the Allies labored jointly to organize for and enact the warfare effort.

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  • Download E-books The Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II PDF

    By Steven Trent Smith

    Praise for The Rescue

    ""Steven Trent Smith grapples boldly with numerous gigantic topics: the japanese profession of the Philippines; the catch of Japan's 'Z Plan' (the decisive-battle process for destroying the U.S. Pacific Fleet); the rescue by means of submarine of 40 americans stranded within the Philippines; the climactic conflict of the Philippine Sea. Meticulously researched and good written, The Rescue ties those parts jointly into an epic that's emotionally enticing from begin to rousing finish.""
    -Martin Russ, writer of Breakout and The final Parallel

    ""Smith's completely researched, targeted account of the courageous American and Filipino guerrillas on Negros Island within the Philippines will do a lot to introduce readers to this little identified point of worldwide struggle II within the Pacific. . . . it is a attention-grabbing tale good told.""
    -Elizabeth Norman, writer of the award-winning We Band of Angels: The Untold tale of yank Nurses Trapped on Bataan by means of the Japanese

    ""The Rescue is a pleasant trip with the gallant few who resisted the japanese profession of the Philippines and who formed the bigger occasions wh ich resulted in victory within the Pacific. Smith's magnificent examine and certain storytelling make this account a needs to for all who get pleasure from background and a grand adventure.""
    -Peter Huchthausen, writer of October Fury

    ""With a photojournalist's eye for motion and element, Steven Trent Smith's The Rescue is a extraordinary success. The wonderful venture to save lots of 40 american citizens stranded within the Philippines reads extra like a piece of fiction. . . . A must-read for all these drawn to one of many nice mystery submarine operations of worldwide conflict II and all motion event lovers alike!""
    -Richard P. Henrick, writer of pink Tide and Nightwatch
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  • Download E-books Red Army Uniforms of World War II in Colour Photographs (Europa Militaria) PDF

    By Anton Shalito

    The outlet of the previous Soviet Union to the West during the last 3 years has made available, for the 1st time, a lot new fabric at the pink military of the nice Patriotic struggle - the large and sundry forces which gained a few of the maximum battles of global struggle II opposed to the German invasion. This e-book encompasses a variety of infrequent, genuine uniforms modelled and photographed in Moscow: tank commanders and generals, attack infantry and ladies medics, pilots and NKVD protection officials, artillerymen, camouflaged scouts, and lots of extra. the pictures are backed-up by means of close-ups of insignia and private gear.
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